Saturday, May 31, 2008


The photo's are of Pateley Bridge in Yorkshire.

They have the best old fashioned sweet shop that sells all the old favourites..Kop Kops, cherry lips, Pear Drops, Black Jacks, cola cubes, sherbet lemons & strawberries etc etc They serve them by the quarter in paper bags just like when we were young. Needless to say I reminisced a little too much and dropped $10.00. I asked the owner why they do not sell sweets like this anymore and she said it is too labour intensive and expensive...too bad.

Good news I now am the proud owner of 38 bars of Cadburys Chocolate, of course customs opened our case........

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Home sweet home!

Just returned from a mad dash back to the land of decent chocolate and beer. Here are a few photo's of the homeland.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


I hate baseball...yes I know hate is a bad word in USA, the lord only knows why!

Yet to say the "f" word for toot is the norm...please! Are there no standards??

I digress, so back to baseball. I am a good mum I let my child play and I have many questions for the organisers of this sport.

1. Why is it necessary to give a 9 year old written homework for baseball when he already has homework from school?

2. Why is it necessary to play at least three times a week for at least 2 1/2 hours each time?

3. Why do coaches slip in an extra practise giving parents 24-48 hours notice & demand that if the child cannot attend he sits on the bench for the next game?

4. Why is a child who is late made to sit on the bench?

5. Then there are the parades & home derby's to attend.

6. The photo sessions which are bedlam with hundreds of kids aged 5-15 all rigged up in these silly outfits that are so desperately ready for an update.

7. Do any children eat a decent meal during baseball season? I guess McDonald's make a killing!

8. How many parents pull the uniform out of the wash & the kids have to wear it dirty as there is no "breather" to throw a washer load on?

I know this is an American tradition & I do not want to insult anyone however...

I hate Baseball!

Now I feel better!

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Why Stage!

Another corker!

"Mummy why don't I see dinosaurs running around?"

Saturday, May 10, 2008

A brothers conversation

9 year old " hey come over here & look what I have found!"

4 year old "what is it?"

9 year old "it's a centipede."

4 year old " wow, can it fly?"

9 year old "sure it can."

Monday, May 5, 2008

Here today...gone tomorrow!

Some of life's little pleasures just do not last very long!!!
They need to expand this to a liter bottle size!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Some of life's small pleasures...

My Daffodilly's survived the winter!

Perfect Name!